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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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First Public Rally of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in Jaffna on 30th, this month

A frontline leader of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Basil Rajapaksa is expected to visit Jaffna on the 30th of this month, to address the first public meeting to promote his new found party in the midst of the Tamils in the North.

Basil Rajapaksa is seen entering Nallur Temple to pray along with G.A. Chadrasri  former Governor of the Northern Province – File Photo
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Indonesia: FORUM-ASIA condemns forced dispersal of academic discussion on 1965-66 human rights violations

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses grave concern over the forced dispersal of an academic discussion on the human rights violations of 1965-55 at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) building, which houses the Jakarta Legal Aid (LBHI) office, by the Indonesian Police on 16 September 2017. FORUM-ASIA further strongly condemns the inaction of the police on intimidation and threats of hundreds of protesters who surrounded the LBH Jakarta office on the night of 17 September 2017 following a solidarity event held by LBH Jakarta calling for actions to save democracy.

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Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York

President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this morning (Sep. 18).

Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York
Sri Lankan President Arrives In New York
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Where is Hazare’s Corruption Crusade?

Not for the first time in the last three years or so, Anna Hazare, the crusader against corruption, wrote to Narendra Modi on August 30 that he will launch an agitation because the promised Lokayukt (Ombudsman) has not been appointed yet, nor Lokpal laws enacted.

Anna Hazare - Crusader against corruption
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